Florentine's Grill
Florentine's Grill

Florentine's Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://florentinesgrill.com/index.html
  • Phone: 7148797570
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm. Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Cuahetumoc Diaz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Florentine's catering offers full food and beverage for any off-site location. Our director of catering, Sara Kataka, provides excellent service and is capable of coordinating and customizing any event. She may be reached at 714-328-2083.
  • Private Party Facilities: Florentine's dining room may be reserved for private or semi-private functions up to 80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Florentine 7148797570
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment at Florentine's Tuesday thru Saturday. And at their Tuscany Club 7 days a week.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commonwealth Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking in the rear of restaurant or nearby street parking.
A word from Florentine's Grill
Florentine’s is an independently owned and operated restaurant located in the quaint historical area of downtown Fullerton. If you’re looking for that easy-going local eatery that offers everything the “chains” don’t, this is your kind of place. Friends and family gather here often to celebrate just about any occasion or, just hang out. Entertainment is offered nightly right next door at their Tuscany Club. Dancing is available there on the weekends and happy hour is offered 4-8pm Monday through Friday. Florentine’s some of the best BBQ in the OC. Their new menu still offers some of their old favorites like pastas, steaks, salads and seafood. They've reduced prices and increased their portions so come on down. Florentine's Grill has received numerous high ratings for their outstanding food, and friendly service. Kids’ menu is available. This truly is, one of Orange County’s best kept secrets!
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Florentine's Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    wait staff was very good. entre was not beyond average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Got there and they were closed
    CharlieW
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I arrived at the restaurant at our confirmed time and the restaurant was closed. Guess I know why it was so easy to get a reservation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Florentine's
    CarolTVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have gone here several times and each time I am pleased with the dish I ordered. THe food is pretty darn god and service is also good. It is part of the downtown Fullerton scene so can be quiet early and a hot spot later in teh evening. Also ahve multiple TVs for the sports fan but doesn't interfere with a nice dinner. Really nice date night for us and the food keeps edging up in my mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Florentines
    triemdad
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We missed having bread @ butter. The service was great. The food ranged from good to better than expected. Parking is a real problem and may prohibit future visits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 140 reviews are from the Florentine's Grill reviews archive.
  • Amazing Experience
    serenetream
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I went to Florentine's Grill to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were given a booth with some seeming. Our waitress, Marissa, was amazing! She truly went the extra mile. The food, service, dessert, and overall experience will be remembered for a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Florentine's
    bigdog
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very good service, all 4 of us ordered different dishes and enjoyed our food. The staff was very attentive and it was obvious they were happy we chose to dine at their restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    LoveFood
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We chose this based on the varied menu. We had a fantastic experience. The mac n cheese and wings we had for appetizers were excellent. The choices for surf and turf we fun and we had the ribs and shrimp. Ribs were great; shrimp was ok. The pork chops were huge, juicy, flavorful. The sides were very good. The burger was delicious. We had more food than we ever imagined so no room for dessert. The owner is very friendly and chatted with us for quite a while. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and look forward to bringing friends here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the bar drinks but mostly we loved the service. The waitress was very attentive and the manager kept checking on us. They had a large variety of American and Italian food on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dining
    karenb
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We love the location and ambience of Florentine's. We were greeted by the owner Joe Florentine and he made sure we had everything we needed. The waitress was friendly and accomodating and we really enjoyed the foord. Generous portions and a glass of wine seemed like 2 glassed. Highly reccommend this restaurant hotspot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There was a private party
    mojo
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    There was a private party in the main dining room, so we had to eat at the bar next door. We had never been there before, so we don't know what the bar is like on a typical night. Perhaps because it was a rainy night, not a lot of bar traffic? Maybe that was a good thing because it was quiet, the service was very attentive, and the food was great. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy Florentine's!
    Anna
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We were looking for a good place to have dinner last Saturday which had a lot of variety, great service and great food. For vegetarians and meat-atarians a like. We found our place at Florentine's!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was OK
    Victorfox36VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Menu has changed from our last visit; somewhat limited now. Disappointed in house wine selections; did not feel comfortable requesting replacement. Salad was nothing special and there is an additional charge for rolls or bread which was served after our salads were eaten. Entrees were hot and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Fun !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Enjoyed our meals. We had a small group and everything was good, it all came out together and was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's usually very quiet in
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    It's usually very quiet in here for dining, but I don't know why. The food is lovely (you get quite big portions) and everything is reasonably priced. We had a full rack of ribs and the chicken/scampi surf and turf combo - delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parking
    SharkLady777
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    The parking in Down Town Fullerton is hard. Had to park at the bus depot. If you enjoy walking around Fullerton then parking is no big deal. If you want to be in and out this is not the place for you. Put on your walking shoes and go have a great dinner Florentine's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Mother's Day Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    For the second year in a row we went to Florentine's Grill for Mother's Day. And for the second year in a row, we were very happy campers. The food was outstanding - I had their special filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. Lots of vege's and potatoes to go with it, as well as a salad (with the best blue cheese dressing) and a sundae with chocolate on top! All of this for under $20? Yep.. The staff was very attentive and went that extra mile with the little one. I have a feeling when we start talking about Mother's Day next year, this is going to be the choice (heck, this may be Father's Day this year!). Great job Florentine's Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The food and service were great but because all the tables are in the bar, the overall noise level makes conversation difficult.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu and service. Commented
    Ricar
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Great menu and service. Commented to the host that we were celebrating our first date 6 years ago at that restaurant and he surprised us with a free special desert. Made the evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is not health food place
    Billyjoe52
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    This is not health food place but it is still very good. Great place in the middle of downtown Fullerton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was here on a Sunday night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Was here on a Sunday night. While it was noisy we could still carry on a conversation with our friends. They serve a nice glass of white wine - generous and cold. will come back again for food and wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent and very
    ThisPlaceRocks
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Service was good as well. Will definitely come back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our food, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    We enjoyed our food, the service was excellent and the prices were superb.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Price was great. Service
    Judy
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Price was great. Service and food were excellent. However, it is much too noisy for conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We took some friends to dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    We took some friends to dinner and they found it to be very enjoyable and the food was great. We all will be sure to go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the BBQ special, the
    lifeskills
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Loved the BBQ special, the ribs really did fall off the bone and the chicken was excellent. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    We were at the restaurant for Father's Day. Our reservation was at 11:30 AM via open table and when we got there, the restaurant was not yet open. We were a little worried becuase we were a group of 9 and it will be hard to find a place to eat where we can be seated right away. We noticed the connecting door between the restaurant next door (Falapa Grill) & the Florentine Grill was open, so we decided to inquire. I guess both restaurants have the same owners because the lady let us in & prepared our table in the restaurant. After about 15 mins, one of the staff came & took our orders. Service was average but the food was good, plentiful & reasonably priced. The baby back ribs, which most of us had, was delicious. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Place for Mother's Day!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The food was outstanding - everyone in my group was extremely happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oh my, those sweet potato fries!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    I had been to Florentine's previously some time back and had enjoyed my experience. I needed to find somewhere local to take a group of 8, all ages from 7 to 83 after a special church mass. I thought that Florentine's Grill would fit the bill. We arrived just as they were opening and they were extremely accommodating regarding table placement and the music level. Food was very good. A few of the group ordered the sweet potato fries. WOW! Out of this world! Tender, light and a great and unique flavors. Everyone had more than they could eat and loved every bite. The meatloaf sandwich is unbelievable. Gotta try it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been going to Florentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We have been going to Florentine's for years and was a little disappointed, on the changes, but understand that it is probably due to bring in a different group of people (younger, college kids). We were there for Valentine's Day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food - Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    We dined at 7pm on a Friday night. It's kind of a Bar scene. It was nice & romantic. Maybe later in the evening it gets to be more of a bar scene. Service was great. Food was good & plentiful. Prices were reasonable. I had the rib-eye. I've paid alot more at other resturants for alot less quality meal. It's on my list to dine again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was poor. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The service was poor. The food was cold and the ribs had extreme amounts of fat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    We were very disappointed with "Florentines Bar and Grill". This use to be a nice place to go for a steak and seafood dinner. The food was always delicious and seasoned properly. This time the fish was rubbery! We will not be returning to this restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time we had eaten here.
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    First time we had eaten here. Looked pretty casual when we've walked past before but thought we'd give it a go - very glad we did! Portions were a super size - I had the lemon chicken and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    LisaCVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2011
    The food was delicious and plentiful, and the service was great. My only comment was they charged a fee for bread. Bread should always be provided with no charge. Overall, I'd go back and dine again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1920's Speakeasy Waiting for You
    EricVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    Florentine's is in a nice location in downtown Fullerton near the corner of Harbor and Commonwealth. This area is fun to walk around and check out. Florentine's is one of many places in the downtown area to stop in for dinner and/or a drink. Florentine's food is good (mostly comfort food) and the prices are reasonable (although the dinner discounts they used to offer appear to be over). The atmosphere is kind of cool, like an old 20's speakeasy but it's often pretty quiet inside. It's a cool place to bring a group of friends and have a few drinks at the bar then grab a bite to eat. It's also fine if you just want to eat dinner. If you've never tried Florentine's and you're looking for a low-key place in the downtown area, check it out.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice college town bar/grill
    mebe
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    This is basically bar/grill in downtown Fullerton. As long as you are not expecting a higher end restaurant, then you won't be disappointed. Cheeseburger was excellent as was the service. Seafood pasta was descent, but a little on pricey side for what it was. Probably a great place to go and watch a game since there are several flat screen tv's placed above the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Considering we were the only
    G2AHHA
    Dined on 6/19/2011
    Considering we were the only ones in the restaurant, you would think the wait staff and cooks would get things right. Our plates came out two at a time (6 people). Only a total of five came out. No explanation, just that it would be a couple of minutes. Not to be rude to our fellow diners, most of us waited to eat. After 5+minutes, we asked what was going on. At that time the waitress said the cook made a mistake on the dish. About 10 minutes for the final dish to come out. Food itself was nothing special. Mashed potatoes were cold, even before the wait.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $16 salads that can be had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    $16 salads that can be had elsewhere for $10-12. $12 for two of the smallest crab cakes I've sen cut in half to look like more on the plate. No value here. What we had was good though...but not that good.
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  • My salmon dish was very tasty.
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    My salmon dish was very tasty. Caesar Salads, nicely prepared and made just right. Lasagne was very odd, with a vinegar consistentcy favor. Avoid this dish at all costs.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been there several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2011
    We have been there several times and have always enjoyed the food and the service is outstanding. We highly recommend Florentines!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate